It was a banner year for marijuana in politics, with market legalization in Oregon and Alaska, personal legalization in Washington DC and South Portland, Maine, decriminalization in two New Mexico counties and six Michigan cities, and medical marijuana in Guam and Florida (which would have passed in any other state, but Florida required a 60 percent vote). read more
'KKK' painted on third Wakulla church. Crawfordville, Wakulla County, FL.
CRAWFORDVILLE Members of Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church in Wakulla County arrived for choir practice Wednesday night to find "KKK" spray-painted on the side of their church. read more
During the protest centered around Berkeley, a small group kept trying to incite the crowd into engaging in illegal activity, from fights to looting. Happens in any large protest, right? read more
CIA DIRECTOR Speaks from Langely
FTA: Some of the CIA's harshest interrogation techniques were "abhorrent" and "regrettable," but future presidents must decide whether to use them again, according to CIA Director John Brennan. And, he says, while no one can prove that torture produced valuable information, no one can prove it didn't, either. read more
"These were medical procedures," Hayden said during a tense interview on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper." He added that the method was used because detainees were dehydrated, and that giving them intravenous fluids with needles would be dangerous....
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